Mehdi Hassan is really a Pakistani ghazal singer along with former playback artist for Lollywood. He's famously called the 'King of ghazal'. He's decided the Pakistan movie industry and Ahmed Rushdi. He was honoured with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Great pride of Performance and Hilal-e-Imtiaz through the Govt. of Pakistan, and Gorkha Dakshina Bahu through the Govt. of Nepal.